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to the world. analysts say xi will become president taking over for president hu jintao. >> chinese president xi jinping is 59 years old. communist party leaders named him vice chairman of the central commission in 2010. xi's taken an act i havi role in diploma city as well as domestic affairs. >> xi jinping's pather was a vice premier, so she became part of china's informal network. princelings gain power by taking advantage of their parents and status and ties to influential fingers. but xi didn't have it easy. authorities ousted his father and jailed him during the cultural revolution. xi was forced to work in the countryside as a teenager. he went to a prestigious university in beijing from 1975 to 1979. and then he spent the next quarter essentially holding down key positions in the communist party and the government in shanghai. xi gained domestic and international prominence in 2007. he skipped the stage of politburo member and went straight into the politburo's standing committee. xi's wife is a well-known figure in her own right. she is a popular singer in the troupe belonging to the
, taking over for president hu jintao. chinese vice president xi jinping is 59 years old. communist party leaders named xi vice chairman of the central commission in 2010. xi's taken an active role in diploma city as well as domestic affairs. >> xi jinping's pather was a vice premier, so xi became part of china's informal princeling network. princelings gain power by taking advantage of their parents and status and ties to influential fingers. but xi didn't have it easy. authorities ousted his father and jailed him during the cultural revolution. xi was forced to work in the countryside as a teenager. he went to a prestigious university in beijing from 1975 to 1979. and then he spent the next quarter century holding down key positions in the communist party and the government in shanghai and two other provinces. xi gained domestic and international prominence in 2007. he skipped the stage of politburo member and went straight into the politburo's standing committee. xi's wife is a well-known figure in her own right. peng liyuan is a popular singer in the troupe belonging to the people's l
of china's regional aspirations and territorial disputes with japan and other countries. hu jintao served two terms as the communist party secretary general for a total of ten years. what does this decade mean to china? >> china has faced many domestic and diplomatic challenges over the past decade, and the president, hu jintao's leadership. >> hu promoted what he called the concept of scientific development. aimed to create a harmonious society. it will be a process for slower growth. the hu administration avoided a $2-million-year-old tax based on farmers' harvest. it was part of the president's effort to narrow the economic gap between urban and rural areas. hu also worked toward a sweeping consultation of coal mines and chemical plants, which resulted in a reduction in pollution. but the president hasn't been able to control china's income disparity or corruption among its bureaucrats, and so public anger with the government is snarling. migrant workers in cities and students looking for work are among those who are upset. hu also faced dissatisfaction, ethnic minorities and redevelop
will come under increasing internal and external pressure. as hu jintao hangs over to -- hands over to xi jinping, demand for social change, health care, pensions grow louder. hu jintao has said there will be no western-style democracy but how much will the media fuel the continued protests? ♪ ♪ >> there is theater, spectacle, but no drama. embolization is not encourage, nor indeed expression. -- improvisation is not encouraged. nor indeed, going against. the script at the party congress is simple, the handover of leadership from one generation to the next. the outgoing man, hu jintao, leaving them with a stark warning. >> combating corruption and promoting political integrity is a clear-cut and long term political commitment at the party. if we fail to hand over this issue well, it could prove fatal to the party. >> recent events have shown the order is fragile. the third most powerful man was disgraced after his wife was convicted of murdering a british businessman. what the leadership desires now is calm. >> the one thing that you can say about china is that after the cultural revo
inequalities. the outgoing president hu jintao admitted corruption was still a big problem and he says the failure to tackle it could prove failed -- fail to the party. here is our beijing correspondent, martin patients. >> they came from across china, hand-picked delegates from the communist party more than 80 million strong. the opening of the party congress marks the start for china's leadership change. it is political theater on a grand scale and designed to showcase unity. after a decade in power, president hu jintao is stepping down. his outward style has not always one him public affection but under his leadership china has become the world's second- largest economy. as he was speaking, his successor, james ting, looked on. surrounded by former leaders -- xinping. president's hu spoke of the country's achievements but one corruption could prove fatal to the party. >> we must maintain a tough position in cracking down on corruption at all times and conduct a thorough investigation into major cases. all of those who violate party discipline and state laws, whoever they are, must b
secretary president hu jintao delivered his closing address. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party character hold high the great banner of socialism. >> president hu has managed to carve out a place alongside the communist party's past leaders. members of the congress agree to incorporate a concept he supports into party policy. it's known as the scientific outlook on development and advocates growth that takes into account social and environmental needs. delegates also voted to pick the roughly 200 members who will sit on the party's central committee. the committee meets thursday to choose china's next generation of leaders. vice president xi jinping is expected to become the party's general secretary. vice premier li keqiang is also expected to remain in the inner circle. really it's just a waiting game here in beijing. everyone is watching to see how the pieces of chine's leadership puzzle will fall into place and who will secure a spot at the top in the politburo standing committee. the politburo standing committee is the communist party's top leadership. exper
. >>> i'm kelly evans and this is "worldwide exchange." outgoing president hu jintao calls on on china's next leader to stamp out corruption and narrow the income gap. also this morning, stocks in europe bouncing after a negative session in asia. and following the dow's worse day in a year. and shares in socgen are trading higher as one time costs match good third quarter results. the ceo says why the bank's underlying performance remains healthy. >> when you have a credit which is improving, you have to recognize negative revenues. >> and amid violent protests, draghi warns economic uncertainty is impeding germany as he prepares to oversee the latest rate setting meeting. welcome to "worldwide exchange." european central bank, bank of england, all meeting. ross westgate has been drafted up for that coverage so i'm on my own this morning. well, me and you guys. keep your responses coming to everything on the program. worldwide@cnbc.com, cn@cnbcwex. draghi expects economic activity to remain weak, so what is the likelihood of a rate cut? we'll get a preview from frankfurt. a
president hu jintao. in the elaborate building you see behind me, the communist party is holding a retrospective exhibition. more than 2,000 photos and documents are on display. the pictures and words stress how president hu and his government struggled to make china better during the last decade of rapid economic growth. >> james, during the last decade, china has changed socially. people spread information through the internet, they question authority and complain about corruption. how would you describe the climate now that the congress is under way? >> reporter: gene, there's a feeling of tension here of authorities being on heightened alert. government officials are always on edge before, during, and after the congress. their number-one priority is to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch. they want no trouble, no disruptions, nothing to take away from this important political transition. and so, they shut things down or beef up security to keep it all running smoothly. the congress opened thursday morning in beijing's great hall of the people. it's about a ten-minu
ten years under president hu jintao. in the elaborate building you see behind me, the communist party is holding a retrospective exhibition. more than 2,000 photos and documents are on display. the pictures and words stress how president hu and his government struggled to make china better during the last decade of rapid economic growth. >> james, during the last decade, china has changed socially. people spread information through the internet, they question authority and complain about corruption. how would you describe the climate now that the congress is under way? >> reporter: yes, gene, there's a feeling of tension here, of authorities being on heightened alert. government officials are always on edge before, during and after the congress. their number one priority is to make sure the meeting goes off without a hitch. they want no trouble, no disruptions, nothing to take away from this important political transition. and so, they shut things down or beef up security to keep it all running smoothly. the congress opened thursday morning in beijing's great hall of the people. it's
beijing. >> reporter: foreign ministry spokesperson said president hu jintao and premier wen jiabao each sent a congratulatory message to president obama. >> translator: we intend to keep working with the united states to further develop our relationship and cooperation. >> but the new leaders in beijing may have to brace for increased from the pressure from the u.s. during obama's second term. chinese authorities recently boosted their presence in the east china and south china seas. obama has refocused u.s. attention on asia, by strengthening the military in the region. these moves have strained u.s./china ties. obama has criticized china for unfair trade practices. members of the u.s. congress share his view. they've decided some chinese business activities. human rights and democracy are also a point of difference. obama's secretary of state hillary clinton has been outspoken on these issues. china may disagree but its leaders could be confident a serious standoff with the u.s. is unlikely. the two countries economies are too intertwined. nhk world, beijing. >>> the heads of other na
: xi jinping is taking over the position of general secretary from hu jintao. he will lead the political bureau standing committee, china's main decision-making body. the number of seats on the committee has been reduced to seven from nine. analysts say the party made the change to speed up the decision-making process. xi jinping and another top official, li keqiang, have been on the standing committee since 2007. the rest of the members are new. xi introduced them all during his speech. [ applause ] >> li keqiang. comrade zhang dejiang. comrade liu yunshan. comra comrade yu zhengsheng. and comrade zhang gaoli. >> reporter: the majority of officials on the standing committee are allies of former president jiang zemin, who retired from politics nearly a decade ago. they face a number of challenges. one is revving up china's slowing economic engine. another is addressing growing social discontent over the widening wealth gap and the corruption by government officials xi mentioned in his speech. analysts speculated whether president hu would stay on as chairman of the party's
of the communist party for the next 10 years. he succeeds hu jintao. from beijing, the report. >> welcome to the dawn of a new chinese era. the xi jinping era. a new leader and a new team in charge. these seven men are now going to roll over one-fifth of humidity -- humanity. we do not know very much about them. what they will do for china's future. the communist party's new general secretary, more confident, more relaxed. >> the problems among our party members, corruption, taking bribes, being out of touch with the people. it must be addressed with great effort. >> xi will have to share power with the other six men. the major reforms seem unlikely. on the left, xi has been groomed for power. his father helped lead comment -- china's communist revolution. >> he is not going to be a diet -- the dominant leader. he is going to have to create a consensus in a leading body. that will not be easy to do. >> many believed china needs a change, urgent. economic growth is slowing and people's demands of their new leader are rising. he is 69 and he survives by selling so pemex at home. he wants th
and the acceptance of bribes. >> reporter: xi jinping is taking over the position of general secretary from hu jintao. he will lead the politburo's standing committee, china's main decision-making body. the number of seats on the committee has been reduced to seven from nine. analysts say the party made the change to speed up the decision-making process. xi jinping and another top official, li keqiang, have been on the standing committee since 2007. the rest of the members are new. xi introduced them all during his speech. >> zhang dejiang. yu zhengsheng. liu yunshan. wang qishan. zhang gaoli. >> reporter: the majority of officials on the standing committee are allies of former president who retired from politics nearly a decade ago. they face a number of challenges. one is wrapping up china's slowing economic engine. another is addressing growing social discontent over the widening wealth gap and the corruption by government officials xi mentioned in his speech. analysts speculated whether president hu would stay on as chairman of the party's military commission after stepping down as general secret
. analysts say xi jinping will replay hu jintao in the job of general secretary. they also say the number of politburo standing committee members will be reduce prd the current nine to seven to speed up the decision-making process. if that forecast is correct, seven people will essentially run a nation of 1.3 billion. it's how china's one-party system has functioned for years. but democracy activists consider that system dysfunctional, and they say the communist party under hu jintao has continued to stomp ons. chen gaung chong would agree with that assessment. he became the face of activists in china. he is a lawyer who campaigned against forced abortions but endured abuse by local security officials. he escaped house arrest and took refuge in the u.s. embassy. after tense diplomatic negotiations officials permitted him to travel to new york with his family on a student visa. chen is just one of many activists who put it all on the line to go toe to toe with the chinese government. we met another human rights campaigner who says the only way for china to move forward is to move toward de
with xi jinping succeeding hu jintao as the leader of the world's most populous nation. xi was tapped to succeed hu some five years ago as part of the orderly transition plan that's the hallmark of chinese politics. different in both experience and character, xi is the son of one of communist china's founding fathers and was an exchange student in iowa in the 1980s. with us today is peter mattis one of the brightest of a new generation of china analysts. now with the jamestown stown foundation where he's the editor of the "china brief." welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me vago. >> what do we know about xi that tells you how he's going to govern differently from hu? >> i think one of the most important things about xi is that he is first and foremost, a nationalist. he's someone who believes in china. he's grown up in china that is reform and opening up. he entered government in the late 1970s right after jinping inaugurated the new set roll policies and he is really the cream of a set of officials that have come up through the entire period in china. as far as how he's
to start their congress. president hu jintao, the party's general secretary, will deliver the opening speech. he'll look back over the past five years during which time chain in grew to become the world's second-largest economy. he'll look ahead to the coming years and talk about the challenges chinese face. the communist party congress runs for seven days, then hu and other top officials will hand power to another group of new leaders. we'll get back to the story a little later. >>> cradle of culture. economic powerhouse. many enjoy the fruits of prosperity along the path to a new china, but millions are missing out. at a time of growing public discontent, members of the communist party are choosing their new leaders. "newsline" correspondents will report from the party's national congress. don't miss our special coverage, "china: the next generation" starting thursday, november 8th at 8:00 p.m. japan time, here on "newsline." >>> china is the world's second biggest economy and party members were watching what happened in the first. ramin mellegard joins us from the business desk. we
to succeed president hu jintao as the party's general secretary. the party wrapped up its week-long national congress wednesday. the meeting is held every five years. delegates elected new members for the central committee. those members will meet thursday to choose the lineup for the party's political bureau and the core group of leaders who sit on the elite politburo committee. president hu, premier wen jiabao, and five members will retire. vice president show gin being and others are expected to remain and be joined by a new generation of leaders. analysts say xi will take over from hu as the president's general pear. president hu has held the position for tennessee years. >> translator: all party members should unite under the party leadership and with chinese character hold high the great banner of socialism. >> sources close to the party say the number of standing committee members will be reduced from the current nine to seven. analysts say xi and li could be joined by the vic premier, the vice premier, head of the publicity department, and the party secretary. that lineup would mean
to aquino a message from president hu jintao that said china values friendly bilateral relations. an expert says china's strained relations with japan over the senkaku islands in the east china sea is behind the apparent shift in its stance towards the philippines. >> there are two areas where it has to -- cannot deal with it simultaneously, then it has to resolve first the other. >> reporter: the policy shift opened the door to the return of chinese tourists to resorts in the philippines. chinese travel agencies resumed group tours in late october for the first time in five months. china's banana inspections were eased, and exports are recovering. but near the disputed scarborough shoal, the situation remains largely unchanged. china continues to dispatch surveillance ships to the area even after the philippines withdrew its own vessels. a former senior official of the philippine foreign ministry warns that the current diplomatic approach could force the country to give up the shoal. >> we must regain access to the area. otherwise, the risk of it completely is there. >> we're joined now by
to chart the country's future. the communist party is about to begin its transition of power. hu jintao and other leaders who had been at the top for a decade are stepping aside. the next generation is taking over. the 18th congress of the chinese communist party starts thursday. the meeting happens every five years. delegates will approve new policies and appoint new party leaders for the five years to come. chinese authorities waited until the eve of the congress to confirm details of this year's gathering. nhk world's michitaka yamaka in beijing has more. >> reporter: chinese communist party gathered in beijing's great hall of the people to make their long-awaited announcement. they said the national congress will start thursday and run for seven days. the meetings wraps up a ten-year-long, two-term rule of general secretary hu jintao and his associates. they led a nation that has become a global power. china is the world's second largest economy, but it has its share of problems. chinese worry about the widening income disparate between urban and rural areas. they are concerned abou
] obligated affiliation, he is a closer hu jintao. so that's the may issue i think public reaction certainly focus on that's. now, this is an entire politburo, except the seven standing committee members, they are positioned very much decided, although there still some changed in the state council membership, et cetera. the interesting thing is that being in politburo, hu jintao's camp had more seats. the ultimate it is more even, this 25 minister is there much like 13 versus 12. so in that level you do see the balance in politburo. many of them are -- [inaudible]. now, this is a new secretariat, which is in charge of the daily events come and only one new member is old. this is the portfolio. in charge of propaganda. announce with organization head. he will be in charge of general office. united front, although he is not director. he was a former director, and he will be in charge of discipline, number two person in the discipline commission. and then a minority will be in charge of ethnicity and religion. based on that you will see the more emphasis on religion and also ethnicity being the
. whoever takes over from president hu jintao will stay in that position for 10 years. his expected successor is ping. he is likely to take the position of communist party boss and become president in march next year. not a lot is known about him but those who met him say he is friendly and charismatic. the biggest challenge the communist party is facing seems to be corruption. in his speech today at the party congress, president hu jintao warned if they don't tackle the issue, it could quote prove fatal for the party. he said officials must exercise more self-discipline and card against their families enriching themselves. a report by the "new york times" last week alleged premier win. >> bow's family amazed more than a million dollars. the gap between the rich and poor will be need to be addressed by the new leadership. but the bottom line the communist earth pa has to keep ex- -- party has to keep expanding the economy if it will keep a lid on any descent. a million people enter the workforce each year. if growth dips below 9% they might not find jobs. the global slowdown has hur
and pride, but outgoing president hu jintao told the assembled delegation hee communist party's greatest success, china's economic development, has created one of its greatest threats-- a growing divide between rich and poor. on one side of the divide, huang nubo, a 56-year-old billionaire real estate developer. >> these buildings, these are dings, tldings, too? >> yes he was poor as a boy, he told us, but he's rich and powerful now on "forbes'" list of the world's wealthiest po people. he started with one piece of property 10 years ago. and now his company owns apartments, malls, and resorts around the world. he was lucky, he said, to get aboard china's exploding economic expansion. china's cities are boom, but prosperity didn't reach many rural areas, and now the economy is slowing. if you could come up with one drd to describe your life in this village, what would it be? >> "hard" says farmer jin dengshan. he, his wife, and three young thldren live in rural henan province on $800 a year they earn selling mushrooms. they were part of the 128 million chinese who subsist on less than $1.
newcomers include zhang dejiang. the analysts also say president hu jintao may remain head of the central military commission after stepping down as party chief. beijing is tightening security. large numbers of police and traffic restrictions in place. police are also carrying out vehicle checks on highways and major roads leading into the city. some of the security measures verge on the bizarre. authorities have instructed taxi drivers in beijing to remove the window cranks from passenger doors. they want to stop people from tossing anti-government leaflets. south korea holds a presidential election next month. the three main candidates are focusing their campaigns on the economy, and they are targeting a group of voters especially unhappy about the way it's been managed. it was the first time the three presidential hopefuls premiered at the same event. they spoke on plans for revitalizing the economy. in the audience, 3,000 small business owners. all three nominees pledge to support small firms and all promised them more protection, calling for title controls on large corporations. oppo
and rapid advances in hair careers through the support of gentlemen and while hu jintao certainly made many appropriate promotions and p appointments in the past decade and these people tend to be at the central committee level, the youngest members who have just been elected owe a lot to hu jintao and they are likely to be the future leezers in ten years time. as just pointed out, some are quite old and may have to step down in another five years time. allowing the younger members to move up and they tend to be -- >> if that paves the way for a more reformist china, what does it mean for the next couple of years and frankly just the next 6 to 12 months? >> there is a strong depend inside on the part of the leadership. there is a fairly strong consensus with regard to economic reforms, that is to say they all agree or they all know what to do, for example, to reduce dependence on exports, to reduce dependence on infrastructure projects, to stimulate domestic consumption to allow the private sector to have a level playing field and so on on. the challenge is how do you overcome the resistanc
. this is the last congress for president hu jintao who's stepping down. in practice, he and the part yee let have made the important decisions in secret in advance. the place on the platform went to 86-year-old former president jiang zemin. the old guard still pull the strings. as hu spoke for 93 minutes about his decade in power, the man expected to succeed him, x jinping, took notes. he'll inherit a party which know it is people are any about the growing gap between rich and poor and corruption amongst the elite. >> ( translated ): opposing corruption and building an honest and clean government is a clear stance the party has been adhering to and is an important political issue people have been paying attention to. if we fail to handle this issue well, it could prove fatal to the party and even cause its collapse and the fall of the states. >> reporter: strong words, but they've been said before and the families of some current politburo members are suspiciously wealthy. the delegates, who come from all over china, poured out into the sunshine. they know their lines. >> ( translated ): i'm prou
under hu jintao has done wonders since they came in in 2002, china of the economy has grown six times richer, not bad for 10 years. there has been no equivalent growth. government advisers except they have to find a way of doing that. -- accept they have to find a way of doing that. >> they have to use the smart power. they have more access to rail. >> fine, but nothing is being done about it. the outlook is not that great. the population is getting older, yet expectations are higher than ever. older, yet expectations are higher than ever. >> for the next leaders to be looking at china, it will not just be an economic story but also a social story. >> they are getting ready for the party congress. they will have 10 years to sort the problem out. can they manage? maybe, if the communist party can adapt sufficiently. he wondered if they would actually make it to a social st. the centenary of the party's founding. that would be in nine years' time. political change in china. let's go back to the u.s. election, and if you live in ohio, it is the first day in months residents can turn on t
not be facing new adversarial relations promised by mitt romney. >> in china, hu jintao congratulated obama on a partnership based a mutual respect, and for his part, vladimir putin spoke of the election as a positive step. >> obama supporters celebrated his victory in moscow. a few russians joined american expatriate's to celebrate obama's second term, delighted at the news from the other side of the atlantic. >> mitt romney always spoke of russia in negative terms. of course i did not like that. that is why i was rooting for obama to win. >> obama always said he did not want another cold war, and that is a huge positive for the relationship between the u.s. and russia. the reaction from the kremlin was less enthusiastic. after putin was reelected, several meetings were scheduled and then canceled until he finally met with obama this summer. moscow was struggling to maintain its status as a world power, and that has made for confrontation with washington on a number of issues, from the war in syria to missile defense in europe. >> here, that ties are viewed as the norm, but that is not nor
of this. we have to stay out. >> inside, there was a carefully orchestrated exchange of power. hu jintao said china would never copy a western political system. he then raised china's problem number one. >> we must improve the anti- corruption system and implement a system of responsibility to build a clean government. >> the delegates are all too aware that corruption scandals and misuse of authority are the main reasons for spontaneous demonstrations and unrest. here at the provincial plan for cigarette lighters, workers also fear that economic growth could slow. a decline in foreign demand for chinese products could soon cost them a small piece of prosperity they have secured so far. that is why the communist party leadership is promising to strengthen domestic demand. >> we aim to double 2010 gdp in per-capita income for both urban and rural residents by 2020. >> higher wages could scare off foreign investors. the vice president may be unfazed by party politics, but keeping china's economy on track will put his integrity to the test when he takes over as president in march. >> to tal
's hu jintao has overseen an economy that's expanded year after year during his ten years as president. but many rural chinese have missed out. they've watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment. and some are trying to find solace in their faith. nhk world's michitaka yamaka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village on the yellow river in gansu province. more than two-thirds of the residents work the ground. that includes this man. he lives with his wife. their life is close so self-sufficient. they make less than $100 a year farming. they also receive money from their son. he's a migrant worker 350 kilometers away. but despite the extra money, their annual income is only $500, 1/20th of the average income of beijing workers. he suffers from a heart condition. he makes regular visits to the village clinic. but he says if he were ever to need an operation, it would be impossible. the health insurance from the local government does not cover the cost. the clinic is short of equipment. there isn't enough medicine. and
relationship with the taliban. >>> china's hu jintao has overseen an economy that expanded year after year after his ten years as president. but many have missed out. they watched their neighbors get wealthier and wealthier. that's left many seething with resentment and many are trying to find solace in their face. michitaka yamaoka explains. >> reporter: about 300 people live in this village in gangsu province. more than 2/3 of the residents work the landed. that includes this man. he lives with his wife. their life is close to self-sufficient. they make less than $100 a year farming. they also receive money from their son. he's a migrant worker 350 kilometers away. but despite the extra money, their annual income is only $500. 1/20 of the average income of beijing workers. he suffers from a heart condition. he makes regular visits to the clinic. but he says if he were ever to need operation, it would be impossible. the health issue from the local government does not cover the cost. the clinic is different. there isn't enough medicine. and only one doctor works there. >> translator: i'm v
are debating the extent of the leadership changes. many wonder whether hu jintao will attempt to keep hold of some power. delegates meet every five years for congress. they revise the party constitution to include president huh's theory. delegates will select about 200 members of the central committee. they will in turn select a new leader, something that only happens once in a decade. much has already been decided. communist leaders sent out signals for months that vice xi jinping will take over as the party's general secretary. the central committee will select the standing committee, the apex of power in china. nine people currently sit on the board. that could be reduced to seven. of the current members only xi and vice premiere lu are expected to remain. some insist he will retire to give the new leader greater influence over the military and a firmer grip on power. many in and outside china are curious about who will fill all of these leadership roles. a human rights campaigner says the only way the country can move forward is to move towards democracy. nhk world has the story. >> th
chief. in march, he will succeed hu jintao as party president. >> we should free up our minds and implement reform policies. we must pool our strengths, overcome difficulties, and move forward all along the path of chinese-style socialism. >> the vice premier also joins the central committee. he is set to become the mayor's premiere in march. the country's new leadership faces great challenges as china continues to grow more powerful economically and politically. the civil war in syria is just one example of how beijing can exert its influence. they will also have to address domestic issues such as income disparity, environmental pollution, and corruption, to name just a few. on thursday, the party will unveil the new bureau and standing committee, the party's innermost during a power. that will complete the changing of the guard at the top until the next party congress. >> in business news, rwe has released quarterly results. germany's second largest power company has posted strong profits despite the slowdown in the eurozone. >> the biggest competitor eon shocked investors y
news agency says li conveyed a message from xi jinping, who succeeded hu jintao as general secretary of the communist party. li referred to the long-range missile preparations saying china and other countries are concerned. he also stressed that china is working to promote peace and stability in the region. the north korean leader was quoted as saying he's eager to develop relations with china's new leadership. >>> police in myanmar have used force to break up a protest against a copper mine with links to china. patchari raksawong in bangkok has the story. >>> at least 70 people were injured when police broke up the demonstration. the protesters say the copper mine is damaging the environment. myanmar's decision to use force is likely to cause alarm among western nations who have praised its democratic reforms. and so why did the government pretsz ahead with the crackdown? well, nhk world's jun kobayashi reports from yangon. >> reporter: the crowd included local buddhist monks. the demonstrators demanded a halt to mining operations in central myanmar. local officials say at least 70
president? >> he came out as a human being when he spoke about this, compared to his predecessor hu jintao who always seem to be reading a report. several chinese academics were impressed by his style. he went through his usual litany but then he got down to what he was talking about a few minutes ago which was acknowledging the problems that they face. >> were you surprised he talked about the party being out of touch with the people? >> a lot of this is coming out with senior party sources. they have a one-party system which does not allow any kind of organized opposition. there is no open party discussion. policy is made behind closed doors. >> you say we have known about some of these problems. there was nothing in that speech about what xi jinping might do about it. >> that is right. they know the problems. the report was written to the leadership two years ago, a laundry list of the things that needed to be done but they are not being addressed. they know the problems. the obstacles and reside in the political system. that means the big state enterprises are doing very nice in the pr
through the report and the speech by hu jintao at the beginning of the congress, it seems when you see is a basic call for fundamental economic reforms and fundamental political reforms with broad concepts in terms of what needs to be done. on the economic sphere, there is language that clearly indicates the state-owned sector and the private sector should get equal treatment. there is no language suggesting a major decrease in the role of the state owned enterprises but there is language saying they should have equal access to the basically the capital necessary in order to thrive and at the same time, we do not know what the details will be. this reminds me of the financial reform legislation that congress has passed in which the argument is over how the regulations implementing the legislation are passed. i look at the report as setting broad guidelines for what needs to be done but what is done can vary quite radically within the framework. even on the political sphere. as i read the political reform proposals, this is an effort by one party system to retain a one-party system and
and there are very, very stern warnings from president hu jintao. you said unless corruption is tackled it could bring an end to the communist party. at the same time the party is convening to select a whole new leadership. xing ping is expected to take over the leadership of the party. as hu jintao has pointed out a lot on the line. >> our fifth story "outfront" honoring chris stevens. he's being awarded with the common ground award for his efforts to bridge the divide between the united states and the middle east. he was killed along with three other americans on september 11th after terrorists attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. more than eight weeks later many are still wondering who is responsible and how it happened. ambassador stevens younger sister ann will receive the award on behalf of her brother. app, thank you so much and our condolences. i know it's a special night but a hard night for you. >> thank you. >> so i know you also met with the president this afternoon, and had a chance to talk with him about your brother. what did he say? >> he expressed his condolences, and his ad
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